Garlic-Roasted Chicken and Potatoes Recipe
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Garlic-Roasted Chicken and Potatoes Recipe

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This recipe has been in my "favorites" file for almost 20 years. My husband and I enjoyed it before we had kids, and now they love it, too. It's a real time saver! —Beth Erbert, Livermore, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 6 bone-in chicken thighs (about 2-1/4 pounds)
  • 6 chicken drumsticks
  • 6 medium red potatoes (about 2 pounds), cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 24 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 542 calories, 28g fat (10g saturated fat), 149mg cholesterol, 569mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 2g fiber), 40g protein.


  1. Place the chicken, potatoes and garlic in a large roasting pan. Drizzle with butter; sprinkle with 3/4 teaspoon salt. Toss to coat. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 40 minutes.
  2. Combine the syrup and remaining salt; drizzle over chicken. Spoon pan juices over potatoes and garlic. Bake 20 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 170°-175° and potatoes are tender. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Garlic-Roasted Chicken and Potatoes in Simple & Delicious November/December 2008, p19

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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lindallang User ID: 4226578 117019
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2014

"easy and tasty!"

angelasandoval User ID: 2401339 164720
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2011

"This got mixed reviews in our house. Hubby and I thought the potatoes were out of this world...our 3 kids didn't like the mild sweetness of them. But we all agreed the chicken itself was very bland. It didn't seem to pick up any of the garlic or maple flavors."

lillybow User ID: 1141272 164716
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2011

"I halved this recipe and made it with skinless thighs, 1/2 tsp? granulated garlic, and white potates. It was delicious, I especially liked the way the potatoes were crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside."

aug2295 User ID: 4631582 164715
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2011

"This was ok, nothing special. I'm not sorry I made it and no one had trouble eating it, but no one in my family loved it either. It certainly was easy though."

mark ryan User ID: 3411844 181050
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2010

"The whole family really liked this. I tossed the mixture halfway through the initial cooking time. Also poured maple syrup mixture over entire dish, turned out great. Next time I will use skinless chicken to reduce the fat content."

DeborahDunn User ID: 5116692 103383
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2010

"A good recipe except i didn't use all the garlic it called for. Will try again sometime but i will use regular pancake syrup instead of the maple and will use either boneless skinless thighs/breasts."

whiskerkitty User ID: 1026469 162572
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2010

"Was very good, used white potatoes thats what I had on hand. I also used two heads of garlic. Would make again"

lokki1999 User ID: 988003 96185
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2010

"Fantastic and extremely easy. I just spiced it up a little with some additional seasonings and it was a hit!"

[email protected] User ID: 1165269 109278
Reviewed May. 28, 2010

"My husband loved it! I will make it again"

asianchick User ID: 4336083 176073
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2009

"I thought this was a very easy and simple meal to prepare. I browned the chicken first so the skin would be crispy and seasoned it with garlic and onion powder.. I also added some baby carrots in with the potatoes. Everything came out very flavorful and the entire family enjoyed it."

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